Sunday, April 29, 2012


Sometimes life just stops us in our tracks and that is certainly what happened to me on Friday.  The day was sailing along at work, my thoughts were of the nice dinner LM was preparing to have ready when I arrived there for the weekend, and within a few minutes I was hit with some extreme exhaustion, and lower abdominal pain.  I got to the end of the workday, slightly energized by a cup of green tea, but by the time I reached LM's house, I was in PAIN, and moving very slowly.  It hurt so much to get up and down from sitting, and I began to suspect that I might have a bladder infection. I was shaking with chills and very nauseous.
I awoke Saturday morning with very serious pain and knew immediately I would have to go to the emergency center.  We arrived there at 9 am only to be told they were so booked that I would have to go to another facility.  I about passed out right there, and as I was headed to the door a familiar face poked out from around a corner and when she saw me, care was initiated quickly and I was seen right there. She was a friend from my community ed days and is now a nurse at the center - she'd recognized my voice.  Angels, in place for sure.
Indeed it is a bladder infection and possibly some diverticular involvement.  Soon I was underway, on a powerful antibiotic, and home to be lovingly cared for by LM and Ms G as I slept the rest of the day.  I woke this morning feeling so much better and was able to work in the garden with LM for a few hours, enjoying some beautiful sunshine.  A lovely day.  It reminded me of the beautiful days that always seem to come after a major storm. 
WHEW....what a relief to be on the way past that painful crisis.  On a very special note - this morning I received an e-mail from the doctor who treated me yesterday and he was so very kind and asked me to be sure to e-mail him immediately if I was not feeling better.  WOW! 

So, after we finished our gardening today, we took a ride to the beach and enjoyed some time in the late afternoon sunshine and gave thanks for health, each other, and the beauty.


Lois Evensen said...

It's so good you are feeling better! That had to be scary. :((

Beverly said...

Glad you are better. Same with me, only lasted 4 months, had to get two rounds of antibiotic injections. Now on antibiotics for a year. I know what you went thru....glad the angel was there for you. Take care.

Anonymous said...

I sure hated to hear about your bladder infection. How awful!! So glad you are feeling a lot better and able to go garden. Getting out in the fresh air sometimes does a world of good! So glad your friend popped up at the right time! Must have been devine intervention!! I know from past experience those darn bladder infections just come up within a few hours! Happy your better! ...debbie

Linda said...

Wow, maybe there's hope for our medical system after all.

I've never had much experience with bladder infections but I hear from others they can make you very sick. I'm glad you're making a quick recovery.

Retired English Teacher said...

What a blessing that someone knew you and got you in right away. I'm so glad to hear you are doing better. It sounds like things were no fun at all for a time there.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Reading back posts.
So sorry about this.
I am very familar with
bladder infections - since I have almost constant colitus.
Take care
Thank you always for your
comments to my sharing...

judemiller1 said...

WOW--these things can strike so quickly!!! Glad you are all better. Glad you have someone to drive you to the hospital and help you at home. Jealous!!!